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New ‘Meth-Resistant’ Cold Meds Hit Shelves, Meth Lab Numbers Drop

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Pseudoephedrine, an active ingredient in a number of over-the-counter cold medication formulations, is both an effective cold remedy and a dangerous substance. While it is ... Read more
January 15th 2015
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Substance Abuse

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How to Avoid a Boozy Christmas and a Hungover New Year

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Alcohol flows freely during the holiday season. Work parties, family events, dinners with friends, and other gatherings designed to celebrate the season often have alcohol ... Read more
January 1st 2015
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Doctor Shoppers Go the Extra Mile

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The term “doctor shopper” refers to the prescription drug addicts who are so intent on getting more of their pills of choice that they go ... Read more
December 29th 2014
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Substance Abuse

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New Online Initiative May Help Fight Painkiller Abuse

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Electronic Prescribing for Controlled Substances (EPCS) is the name of the new initiative that allows pharmacists and prescribing physicians the ability to manage prescriptions for ... Read more
November 14th 2014
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Substance Abuse

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Are ED Meds Addictive?

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Erectile dysfunction (ED) medications are not opiate drugs, nor are they sedatives or stimulants. In short, they are not a drug typically described as “addictive,” ... Read more
November 5th 2014
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Substance Abuse

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More and More US Workers Test Positive for Drug Use, Says Study

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Marijuana and amphetamine use is being blamed for the first rise in positive drug tests among American workers in a decade, according to Quest Diagnostics. ... Read more
October 25th 2014
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Substance Abuse

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How to Help Your Addicted Loved One Avoid Relapse

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Watching your loved one suffer from drug or alcohol dependence is one of the most torturous experiences imaginable. Though it is a treatable medical disorder, ... Read more
October 21st 2014
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Rehab

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Is eBay the New Drug Dealer?

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Is eBay the new online drug pharmacy? Or Amazon? Or other large, multinational sales sites that offer users an online platform to sell their wares? ... Read more
October 18th 2014
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Substance Abuse

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Marijuana Damages the Teen Brain, Says New Study

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With the legalization of marijuana for recreational use increasingly seen on ballots across the country, many people are getting the idea that marijuana use is ... Read more
October 10th 2014
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Substance Abuse

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The Language of Recovery: Do Certain Words Undermine Healing?  

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The words we use can change the tone or intent of what we’re trying to say, and according to a new article in the journal ... Read more
October 6th 2014
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Rehab